The hot springs that gush out from the centre of the earth give birth to a craft that is unique in the world: the art of petrifaction. Spend a timeless moment in the cave, the galleries, the workshops and the Petrifying Fountain.

After an unusual underground getaway, the hot springs will take you to the workshops in which the secrets of a unique art craft have been preserved for 2 centuries.
The Pétrifying Fountain with its surprising 14-meter waterfall will reveal to you the ancestral know-how of the craftsman in the exploitation of calcite. At the end of the visit, the petrifies will no longer hold any secrets for you. You will then be able to appreciate the great diversity of the bas-reliefs and crystallizations created. Unmissable family discovery for young and old.

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Labels

  • Michelin guide
  • Le Routard guide
  • Bad weather alternative
  • Craft
  • Science and technology

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Services

  • Car park
  • Coach access
  • Coach parking
  • Guided tours
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Online shop
  • Permanent entertainments organiser
  • Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Tourist brochures

Opening

From 09/04 to 25/05/2022
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.

From 26/05 to 10/07/2022
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 7 pm.

From 11/07 to 21/08/2022
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 1.30 pm and 7 pm.

From 22/08 to 11/09/2022
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 7 pm.

From 12/09 to 02/10/2022
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.

From 03/10 to 16/10/2022
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed on Monday.

From 17/10 to 31/10/2022
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 01/11 to 13/11/2022
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 17/12 to 31/12/2022
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.

Prices

Type Prices
Adult (From 02/01/2022 to 31/12/2022) 6,80€
Child (From 02/01/2022 to 31/12/2022) 3,90€
Group adults (From 02/01/2022 to 31/12/2022) 6€
Group children (From 02/01/2022 to 31/12/2022) 3,50€

Payment methods

  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Cash

Clientèle

  • Children
  • Groups
  • Home school groups
  • Cycle 1: nursery school
  • Cycle 2: elementary School
  • Cycle 4: middle School
  • High school
  • Holiday Camps Home
  • Children from 3 to 5 years
  • Children from 6 to 12 years
  • Young people from 13 to 17 years old
  • Higher Education
  • Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2)
  • Cycle 3: college (6th)
  • Compulsory health pass

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Capacité d'accueil

  • Minimum group size: 20
  • Maximum group size: 55

Visits

Visits duration:

  • Average duration of the group visit: 60 minutes
  • Average duration of the individual visit: 50 minutes

Languages of the visit:

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

Group tours services:

  • Guided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours obligatory

Individual visits services:

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently

Localisation

The Petrifying Fountains of Saint-Nectaire

1 avenue du Dr Roux 63710 Saint-Nectaire